In a First Thoughts post yesterday, Jody Bottum noted:
Comedy Central—the origin of the South Park program that had its references to Mohammad censored— has apparently announced that it is developing a new cartoon about Jesus Christ, the premise of which will be that God, preoccupied with playing video games, loses track of Jesus, who moves to New York and tries to “adjust to life in the big city.”There is much that could be said about all this, but here are two quick predictions:
1) It will be far more blasphemous about Christianity than the Danish cartoons were about Islam.
2) There won’t be any riots over it.
Indeed. The explanation might be just cowardice, as Bottum suggests. That smoking car they found near Times Square last week was a reminder of what we're dealing with. But I'm afraid it's also that Comedy Central sees no irony in the disproportion.